Sharp performances at All Schools Championships

“All Schools at SOPAC (Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre) – what an opener,” said Sam Sharp, mother of Para athlete Layla Sharp. “Gold in the 200m and a PB (personal best), couldn’t be more proud of her dogged determination to succeed and whats more, no coach, on her own and in sprints in which she simply has no formal training. A sub 30, “29.23”, another PB from “29.95” only 2 weeks ago.

“The 100m was amazing, purely because it’s a race that she (Layla) hasn’t done any training for in the lead-up, and she was stoked to not only get the sub 15sec but also to do a PB in a major championship and walk away with Gold.

Layla Sharp in her 200m Gold Medal winning run.  Photos supplied.

“Well, the closeout of All Schools didn’t disappoint. 800m, Gold, PB and the Australian record. She (Layla) is 3 seconds off the World Record for her classification and the 4-second PB was phenomenal. The results highlight how close her times came to the world record set in her classification. We’re now off to Perth in December for those 3 events (100m, 200m and 800m) at the National All-Schools, which are being held from 8th-10th December, hoping now with her training to drive the times even further down.”